With EuroTech 2012 less than 2 weeks away, students are gearing up for an extensive 15-day tour of Europe. The tour that begins in Amsterdam and goes through Brussels, Paris, Lyon, Geneva, Munich, Venice, and Rome is a unique opportunity for students. What makes EuroTech unique? Students participating in the program get an inside view of the top global corporations across Europe while being immersed in the culture of the most exciting cities of Europe. EuroTech participants will learn how some of the largest global corporations use information to address global technology challenges, and gain an understanding of what it's like to work in a global economy.
Students participating in EuroTech 2012 range from GET Immersion Experience students to Syracuse University School of Information Studies graduate students. I am eager to be part of the cohort this year. As a 2nd Year M.S. student in the Library and Information Science program with a C.A.S. in Information Security Management, I look forward to learning how information and data is both used and protected to ensure the success of global corporations. Some of the corporations we are visiting this year include Interpol, Heineken, and Enel. Perhaps the corporation I am most excited to visit is CERN. With the Higgs boson announcement coming from scientists at CERN earlier this month, I can’t think of a better time for EuroTech 2012.
What information technology trends should EuroTech 2012 participants be on the look out for during their trip? What questions would you ask leaders of some of the largest global corporations if you had the opportunity?
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Megan Threats is a second-year graduate student pursuing her M.S. in Library and Information Science with a Certificate of Advanced Study in Information Security Management. She received her B.A. in Political Theory & Constitutional Democracy and Comparative Cultures & Politics from the James Madison College at Michigan State University. Aside from being a Graduate Assistant for the Global Enterprise Technology Program, she is the Co-Editor of the GET Blog. Her research interests include technology and information management, cyber security, information technology systems, information policy, and governance in the information age. Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org & find her on Twitter - @TrillScott